Akif Azimov

Akif Azimov


MCIPS Professional Accreditation & Honor Diploma in Economics with 11 years of Contract / Procurement / Inventory / Commercial experience and strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills with leadership abilities. Areas of expertise include but not limiting to: Development and Execution of Contract Strategies, Sourcing of Goods and Services, Negotiation of Contract terms, Conditions and Proposals, Coordination of all contract submittals and correspondence; experienced in tender preparations and commercial evaluations, presentation making, handling databases and software (ARIBA sourcing tool, Commercial Browser, MAXIMO, SAP and Excel).

Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2009 - Present

Supply Chain Manager / Consultant

Manage to Supply

Projects management comprising the following:

  • Consultation on SOX Compliance, Six Sigma, FIDIC & ISO / QA Procedures
  • Ensure quality of purchasing / supply in terms of Cost and Value. Negotiate commercial terms of purchase. Evaluate / measure supplier performance. Analyze purchase requests
  • Identification of new development opportunities on market for mature organizations
  • Preparation of Business Plans and development of Corporate Strategy, project evaluation
  • Preparation project monthly reporting data, conduct impact analysis for schedule of expenses
  • Preparation of contracts, Negotiation of contract terms and conditions, proposals
  • Consultation on strategy development, review of commercial and technical requirements to verify alignment with corporate objectives of organization
  • Conducted evaluation of financial capabilities oforganizations, administered contract issues on legal, risk management, tax and accounting queries, resolution of disputes and claims
  • Administered communication cycle across functions: finance, accounting and supply chain
  • Supported in development of Scope of Work and coordination procedures
  • Preparation of feasibility studies and making appraisals of new projects
  • Budget forecasting, evaluation and appraisals of Investment opportunities


  • Implementation of Strategic Management principles to realise Corporate Vision
  • Administration of supply chain management services and activities
  • Preparation of high value proposals for leading Companies in various industries
  • Implemented cost reduction strategies through commercial relationship in Supply Chain
Jan 2005 - Nov 2009

Contracts & Procurement Specialist

BP Exploration
  • Compliance with overall BP Procurement and Supply Chain Management Policy and Procedures
  • Administration of contract plan with contract holders (Strategy development, Commercial & technical pre-qualification) & developed tender & contractual documents
  • Execution of Service Contracts and Purchase Orders
  • Sourcing of goods and materials on local and International markets
  • Development of annual Contracts Plan and recommendation for approval
  • Pre-qualification of Contractors, development of tender lists
  • Preparation of Invitations to Tender, receipt and evaluations of tender proposals
  • Negotiation of contract terms and conditions, proposals
  • Preparation and administration of Services Contracts and Purchase Orders
  • Development of Scope of Work and coordination procedure
  • Evaluated potential risks involved in short listing the bidders from Finance / Legal risk angle in addition to their technical capabilities, ensured that contract agreement specifically covers HSE aspects
  • Prepared tender packages with comprehensive T & C, specifications, standard clauses with required list of exhibits, interpretation of contract clauses / issue tender bulletins as necessary
  • Coaching of Team Professionals on Procurement Processes
  • Support in developing of technical evaluation strategy prior to initiating bids


  • Delivered costs savings through negotiation US$10,700,000
  • Executed high value Service Contracts in total value of US$500,000,000
  • Financial authority to sign Contracts and Purchase Orders up to US$500,000
  • Development and Execution of Contract and Procurement strategies in value of more than US $500,000,000
  • Support in development of annual Contracts and Procurement Plan and recommendation for approval in value of US $1,250,000,000
  • Distribution of workflows to professionals of Procurement Team of circa 200 orders and in value of US $10,000,000 M per month
  • Recognition from management for valuable efforts to develop Contract and Procurement Plan
  • Recognition from BP Enterprise Centre for efforts on development of local organisation to meet international standards
Oct 2002 - Dec 2005

Inventory Controller

BP Exploration
  • Ensured procurement, maintenance, replenishment and reservations of all stock items in warehouse meets production and maintenance requirements,high level of liaison with Functional Managers
  • Screening and approving of purchase requisitions to avoid duplication of stock
  • Develop policies and procedures ensuring efficient materials handling and safety program in place
  • Preparation of Audit and Inventory reports, Forecast trend for frequently and slow moving goods
  • Identify, recommend and implement cost improvement targets and expense reduction goals, to reduce inventory and increase efficiency of company working capital, ensured that warehouse premises specifically covers HSE aspects
  • Tracking history usage and lead time of stock items to identify optimized min/max level
  • Recommendation on optimization of stock level and its overall reduction
  • Verification and identification of discrepancies of consignment stocks
  • Execution of Inventory stock checks and reconciliation


  • Controlling of Inventory stock in total value of US$100,000,000
  • Supervised and Distributed workflows to professionals in Warehouse and Procurement Teams
  • Reduction of stock by US$5,000,000 in environment of extension projects
  • Coaching of Team members on Inventory, Procurement and Contract Processes, Company Policies
  • Recognition from management for outstanding performance in 2003-2004



Honorable Diploma of Marine Technology

Marine and Fish Industry College

Skilled Mechanic of Vessel technologies

Sep 2003 - Aug 2007


Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Sep 1998 - Jul 2002


Khazar University
Specialization: Credits and Corporate Finance

Diploma work title:“Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Theory and Practice in Azerbaijan”